Youth composition workshop OPUS ONE

13 Feb 2019

The successful winners of this year’s youth composition workshop OPUS ONE have been announced as Fabian Blum, Lukas Doehler, Sonja Everling, Jonathan Spratte and Alexander Tonikjan. For the sixth time, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education department called on young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to submit their own compositions. The reference point for this year’s theme and instrumentation was Mark Andre’s Drei Stücke für Ensemble, commissioned by the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin for its 35th anniversary Jubilee Concert.

All prize winners will attend the composition workshop in Berlin from 15 to 17 February, where they will learn more about playing techniques and notation questions in workshops, reflective discussions, and talks with composer Cathy Milliken, pianist Majella Stockhausen-Riegelbauer and composer Mark Andre. Moreover, the winning works will be developed through an exchange of ideas with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Karajan Academy under the direction of the Philharmoniker’s violinist and conductor Stanley Dodds. The programme also includes attending the reference concert for the Philharmoniker’s education project by the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin on 16 February.

The highlight of the workshop will be the premiere concert conducted by Stanley Dodds at 11 am on 17 February. This will be followed by an open discussion with the young participants in the Hermann-Wolff-Saal. Free tickets are available by calling +49 (0)30 25488-999 or at the box office of the Philharmonie.

To the premiere

Winner Jonathan Spratte in conversation with Stanley Dodds
(Photo: Kai Bienert )